Monthly archive June, 2013
Investing in humanity’s future means divesting from fossil fuels

Investing in humanity’s future means divesting from fossil fuels

Divestment operates on the simple principle that it is wrong to make unethical investments. The campaign to divest from fossil fuels will succeed in America by returning the discussion of climate change to an honest scientific dialogue rather than special-interest backed misinformation attempts.
Pulling back the curtain on Dr. Oz

Pulling back the curtain on Dr. Oz

Sensationalized health claims by TV personality, Dr. Oz, devalues evidence-based medicine.
To lick or not to lick...

To lick or not to lick…

Illustrating the uncertain future of our genetic privacy...
The Surprising Truth of “Anonymity” in Genomic Studies

The Surprising Truth of “Anonymity” in Genomic Studies

Fifty participants were unmasked in the 1000 Genomes Project, despite signing an informed consent form promising privacy. If future employers or life insurance companies can start using genetic information to assess risks, it becomes vital to inform study participants about the extent to which they can expect genetic privacy.